Whiplash Treatment from Your Chiropractor in Ronkonkoma, NY
Whiplash, also known as neck strain, can disable sufferers so extensively that they are unable to follow any normal daily routine. It is most associated with an auto accident. Patients who visit our LI Integrated practice in Ronkonkoma, NY for chiropractic care can look forward to natural therapies that bring relief without drugs or surgery.
Although an auto accident is frequently the cause of whiplash, any type of sudden force that sends the head backward or forward is a potential culprit. Damage typically affects the neck, shoulder, head, and leg as pinched nerves and damaged ligaments, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels.
While some patients experience symptoms immediately, others do not sense a problem or consider chiropractic care until hours or even weeks later. One danger is a concussion, which can result from any type of forceful, sudden motion. Seeking immediate care can identify and treat any injuries that might get worse as time passes.
The most common signs of whiplash that our Ronkonkoma patients experience include:
- Tightness or pain in the neck, sometimes accompanied by knotted or hard muscles
- Headaches starting at the base of the skull, then moving toward the forehead
- A reduced range of motion
- Vision issues
- Pain when rocking the head forward to backward or from one side to the other one
- Discomfort or stiffness while trying to look over a shoulder
Chiropractic Care Options
Any individual who has experienced an auto accident or any other event involving sudden force should seek chiropractic care right away. A comprehensive exam by our chiropractor will reveal whether the patient has suffered whiplash or another injury.
After making a diagnosis, our chiropractor creates a personalized treatment plan for every patient. It often contains a mix of the following:
- Gentle spinal adjustments to correct nerve impingement and misalignment of spinal components
- Massage therapy
Many patients benefit from prescribed exercises and stretches that add strength and boost range of motion. We are also happy to provide information on how proper nutrition can result in desired healing.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Ronkonkoma, NY Chiropractor
The symptoms of whiplash or other condition caused by an auto accident could interfere with the lifestyle you want. Chiropractic care from our LI Integrated practice in Ronkonkoma, NY can bring relief. Do not risk overlooking injuries that might worsen over time or for which symptoms do not immediately appear.
Whether your goal is eliminating discomfort or seeking optimal wellness, we offer the finest in care that includes modern equipment and technology. Call us today at (631) 738 9539 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Bruce Berns, and begin your journey toward chiropractic wellness.